Guided tour of the piano nobile
The so-called piano nobile is the second floor of the Amalienborg Museum at Christian VIII’s Palace. Here, you can see how the first noble and, later, the first royal occupants chose to decorate the palace. You will hear about the history of the palace its original occupants, the Levetzau family, who owned the palace for almost fifty years until it came under royal ownership in the late 18th century. The first member of the Royal Family to live here was Christian VII’s younger brother, Prince Frederik, the Heir Presumptive, who was largely responsible for the decoration of the piano nobile that we see today.
The first royal couple to reside at the palace were Christian VIII and his wife Queen Caroline Amalie. Today, the palace is named after Christian VIII. The Royal Couple’s close ties to the renowned Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen are evident in the royal reception rooms, where you can see a unique centrepiece called the Golden Tableau, which consists of gilded bronze replicas of some of Thorvaldsen’s best-known pieces. On the tour, we will naturally hear much more about these works.
When: this tour is offered in July–October.
Duration: the tour takes about one hour.
Price: 150 kroner, including admission to the Amalienborg Museum / free for annual pass holders.
Meeting point: we meet next to the cloak room behind the museum shop at the Amalienborg Museum.
Meeting time: the tours start at 13:30 sharp, so we recommend that you show up five minutes early.
NB! The ticket provides access to the museum floor, where you can see the royal studies of the Danish kings from Christian IX to Frederik IX. But please note the opening hours. On some days, the museum closes at 15.00, which means you would need to visit the museum before the tour
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